Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Back from Camping... and Shopping LOL!

Could you believe it, I get to the campsite and realize I had forgotten my camera!?! The shock and horror of it! I was kicking myself the whole time I was there. I am such a picture nut. Anyway, my husband did have his camera phone which isn’t too bad, so we got a few shots! :D Camping and being in the great outdoors really revived me. We stayed at Nehalem Bay State Park and our campsite was a sand hill away from the ocean. It was beautiful! We went beach walking, surfing, boating, caught crabs, chased birds, ate s’mores and just had a good old time :D
My friend and I are quilt nuts and it’s all her fault I like quilting so much anyway, she’s the one who taught me the basics, gave me her old machine and sent me on my way :) We were able to go to the quilt shop in Cannon Beach. Not only was everything 25% off, but they had an amazing selection. It was so much fun! I bought a few things of course. I was able to find the rest of my batik fabric for my wave quilt. I had been searching for fabric I thought would be good for the sky, and for a strip of sand at the bottom. Here is what I got! The sky is the one on the right and the sand on the left.

Hopefully I can get working on this quilt some more in the not to distant future.

Then I found this pack of fat quarters, aren’t they gorgeous? I am not sure what I’ll use them for yet. But I just loved them.

They had little bags full of “dot” fabrics. There are 50 kinds of dot fabric per pack, each square is 6” x 6”. I had to get one, how fun is that? I was thinking of making little bags out of some of them for my kids.

Then there was this great book by Atkinson’s Designs called Happy Hour. It had a few quilt patterns, bag patterns and table runners. I thought they were all awesome. I love the quilt on the front…

And look at those bags! How cute are those?

And then this quilt is great for batiks, and I was thinking of using my Hawaiian fabrics with this pattern, it seems like it’d work well :)

Also I did get some stitching in, I finished my May block of the Bent Creek Snappers. I was so tired when we were driving home, I was finishing some of the border and I fell asleep doing it LOL! That was a first for me. It was like I was in slow motion. I did get it done for the month so that is good.

I am now going to finish my RR this week and get ready to receive one! :D


Vonna said...

Sounds like you had the perfect weekend :)
Love all those yummy fabrics and your Monthly block looks great!

Barbara said...

Oh, your new book is definately a winner! And those little polka dotted fabrics are so cute! :) Glad you had such a good time!

Cathy said...

I love the blue fabrics, they just make me want to go to the beach!

Dawn said...

All of the fabrics are gorgeous!

Cathy said...

Sounds like a fun weekend - right up my alley - SHOPPING!

Your fireplace re-do is awesome!

jane said...

My absolute favorite is the dots!! what fun you can have with those!

Marie-P said...

I love all of your newly purchased Quilting Stash!!! We can never have enough, right? LOL
Glad to know that I am not the only one who has fallen asleep with needle in hand. I am a late night stitcher and have been known to nod off :D.
Nice job on your Bent Creek!

Wendy said...

Lots of great stash shopping! You must have had a wonderfully relaxing weekend, to have fallen asleep with a needle in hand!

MysteryKnitter said...

Nice stash you have there. Nice May thing too.